National State Department of Lands and Physical Planning, the National Land Commission, and the County Department of Lands and Physical Planning concluded a five-day sensitization meeting on community land registration and collection of CLA 1 forms from 10 communities drawn from Turkana East and Turkana South.
The community engagement meetings were supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), under the digital land governance programme.
The exercise was spearheaded by the County Executive for Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, and Urban Areas Management, Peter Akono, and his Chief Officer, Leah Losiru.
This comes just four months after the gazettement of 63 community registration units through Gazette Notice 2096 (May 12, 2023).
Community Land Act Form 1 (CLA1) is an application form used in recognition of interest/claim on community land, normally submitted by the Community to the Community Land Registrar.
The sensitization meetings took place in Kapese, Lotubae, Lopii, Nakukulas, Lokichar, Kasuroi, Lomunyenkupurat, Katilu, Kangitit and Elelea.
The team accompanied by the CECM was Joseph Egiron (Director, Land Survey), Vincent Agevi (County Land Adjudication Officer), Edwin Wafula (Community Land Registrar), Galgalo Bora (Ag. Coordinator, NLC), and Linda Opiyo (FAO, North Rift Regional Coordinator).